Peanut Butter Cookies and Mountain Lake

I have been neglecting my blog. Oh dear!

Motorcycle trips, fall festivities, and cookies are the topic of my trying to get back into blogging.

We have taken several fall road trips, and the one I was most amazed was to Mountain Lake for Octoberfest.

Here is the lake as it was in a picture in 1927. You can see the lake in the background with the guests on the veranda.

Here is the lake today…No Lake!

If you are not familiar with Mountain Lake, it is the natural lake in Virginia where the film Dirty Dancing was filmed. Here is a photo in the lounge of filming.

Anyway the lake has disappeared and they say it is a natural occurrence, but I seriously doubt we will see it filled again in our lifetime. Hubby and I last visited around 2000 and it seemed full at that time.

I was amazed that the lake is gone now. Here is an article link explaining the process.

So much for that, and now I am going to praise this peanut butter cookie that I have praised before. I kid you not, it is one of the best cookies and no flour to boot!

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
1 cup Splenda
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all together and roll into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and criss-cross tops with a fork dipped in Splenda.
You can sprinkle some Splenda on top if you like.

Bake at 350 degrees about 12 minutes.

Makes about 12 small cookies or 9 larger.


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